Like a bread without the spread in,
Like a puddin’ without sauce,
Like a mattress without beddin’,
Like a cart without a horse,
Like a door without a latchstring,
Like a fence without a stile,
Like a dry an’ barren river bed,
Is the face without a smile.

Like a house without a door,
Like a garden without a flower,
Like a clock without a mainspring,
That will never tell the hour;
A thing that sort o’ makes you feel
A hunger all the while,
Oh, the saddest sight that ever was
Is a face without a smile!

The face of man was built for smiles,
An’ thereby he is blest
Above the critters of the field,
The birds an’ all the rest;
He’s just a little lower
Than the angels in the skies,
And the reason – is that he can smile;
Therein his glory lies!

So smile an’ don’t forget to smile,
An’ smile, an’ smile again,
’Twill help you all along the way,
An’ cheer you mile by mile;
An’ so, whatever is your lot,
Just smile, an’ smile. an’ smile. (Anon)